---- — Walter Hugh Thompson Jr., 89, of Humble, Texas and formerly of Mt. Vernon, died 2:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug.11, 2013, at ICON Hospital of Humble.
He was born April 26, 1924, the son of Walter H. and Ruth (Sawyer) Thompson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Barbara Lee (Blasdel) Thompson, formerly of Central City; his two sons, Walter Thompson III and wife Mona and David Thompson and wife Kelly; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Walter is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Elva Betley, Margaret Blasdel and Carol Couey; and his brother, Vernon Thompson.
Walter was a member of the Mt. Vernon business community in the 1970s when he owned and operated The Gallery Restaurant. Prior to this he served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years beginning in World War II.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at The Rosewood Funeral Home (www.rosewood.cc) of Humble, Texas.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Humble.